U.S. owners buy in to new era for Premier League finances (Reuters)

By Keith Weir LONDON (Reuters) – Illinois car parts baron Shahid Khan will find plenty of familiar faces and accents when he visits English soccer stadiums this year after spending an estimated $300 million to buy London team Fulham. With Khan’s arrival U.S. sports franchise owners now control six of the 20 clubs in the world’s richest soccer league, reflecting an explosion in interest in the game in the United States and a growing trend among owners to seek global networks. Investors like the Glazer family at Manchester United, Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke and Boston Red Sox owner John W. …

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